Should you get your money back if you don't file divorce papers? 6 Answers as of May 09, 2012

Is your lawyer required to give your money back if you didn't go through with your divorce and he never filed the papers?

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Ashman Law Office
Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
Maybe and maybe not depending on your fee agreement, how much you paid, and how much time he spent.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/9/2012
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
It depends on the fee agreement you had with your lawyer. Your lawyer should have provided you with a written fee agreement detailing the hourly rate and whether the retainer was refundable. Ask your attorney for a detailed accounting of his/her time and whether your retainer was refundable.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/9/2012
Dorothy Spinelli, PC | Dorothy Spinelli
It depends, usually an attorney gets paid by the amount of time they spent working on a case, not whether or not you "didn't go through with your divorce".
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/9/2012
H. Scott Basham, Attorney at Law, P.C. | H. Scott Basham
It depends on if the money you paid the attorney was a non-refundable retainer or not.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/9/2012
Steven Harrell, Attorney at Law | Waymon Steven Harrell
That depends on how much of a retainer you paid, and the amount of time the attorney spent working on your case.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/9/2012
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